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Re: Re[2]: constructive solutions

Poster: Donald Wagner <polearmed@worldnet.att.net>

Allah's Peace to those here on the rose!

David H Ritterskamp wrote:
> Poster: "David H Ritterskamp" <dhritter@dpcmail.dukepower.com>
> The Bowling ball test and other, more informal, surveys indicate that #1
> is a fairly consistant amount of force among the experienced fighters.
> Judging #2 is much more difficult since there is no objective way to tell
> how much force is being felt through the armor and there are a host of
> factors that effect the impact.
>         [THAT's the truth.]
>         Ld. JB

I don't think you could be more right, Lord Blackbow.  There is a myriad of 
ways that you can receive a blow, and all of them feel different.  Yet, it is 
easy to tell when someone is going to be "hard to kill".  I hate cranking up 
the force, especially with the glaive.  I usually ask myself "how important 
is it for me to kill this person this day?".  Nobody has fun when we get 
hurt, or hurt someone beyond the regular scope of the game.

I am known for taking alot of shots that I souldn't because I can't stand 
spending time questioning myself about blows.  I am trying to more picky, 
but I feel that time for introspect is much too valuable to spend in this 
manner.  Where I have had a problem is with archers and I am working on it.  
My apologies to Lord Rohan, who saw me blow off two shots at Central(She's 
heard that in person).  One I never felt, the other I was sure hit the hilt 
of the glaive(one of those host of affects on impact).  Lucky for me that I 
just have to be told that I blew it.  This was a good reminder for me to 
remember to be conscientious about them, and a little embarassing, too.

Practicality should be a rule, too.  I have respect for you, Blackbow, 
because of a day that I turned and you tapped me rather lightly in the grill 
and grinned.  I took the shot, because I know you pulled it and because you 
exhibited that our game was a little more fun than it is sport.

My two coins.

Donald Wagner                            Falcone al Rasool ibn Muhajir
Raleigh, NC                              Barony of Windmasters' Hill
Knowledge Engineer - AT&T                Kingdom of Atlantia
dswagner@attmail.com                     polearmed@worldnet.att.net

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